Senator Rand paulRandal (Rand) Howard Paul Republican battle with MLB escalates 2024 Republican White House hopefuls lead opposition to Biden’s Cabinet Marjorie Taylor Greene offers bills to fire Fauci and ban vaccine passports MORE (R-Ky.) He’s calling on Republicans to boycott Coca-Cola after the company declared its disapproval of a new voting law in Georgia.
“If they want to boycott us, why don’t we boycott them?” Paul said during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday. “This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson. If Coca-Cola only wants to operate in the Democratic states and only the Democrats drink them, God loves them. We’ll see how well they do when half the country stops drinking.” Coca Cola.”
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After Republicans passed the controversial Georgia bill late last month, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey called the move “unacceptable.”
“Let me be clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backwards and does not advance the principles that we have upheld in Georgia, around broad access to the vote, around the convenience of voters, on ensuring the integrity of elections, and this is frankly just a step back, ”Quincey said.
Many other companies followed, including Delta Air Lines, JP Morgan Chase and Major League Baseball, which withdrew its annual Atlanta All-Star Game over passage of the bill.
Democrats have argued that the bill makes it difficult for many people, particularly minorities, to vote. Republicans say the bill is necessary to bolster electoral security amid growing distrust among conservatives with the electoral process after the 2020 election.
Coca-Cola is based in Atlanta.
Previous President TrumpDonald Trump Joe Biden’s surprising presidency The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden and McConnell agree on vaccines, infrastructure clash Republican battle with MLB escalates MORE Last week he asked his supporters not to support Coca-Cola and other companies that have voiced opposition to the Georgia election bill and similar measures proposed by Republicans across the country.
“For years, radical left Democrats have played dirty boycotting products when something of that company is made or declared in any way that offends them. Now they are going big with the WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our holy elections,” Trump said in a release. statement over the weekend. “It’s finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back, we have more people than them by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don go back to their products until they give in. We can play a better game than them. ”
A group of Republican state legislators in Georgia wrote a letter to the executive director of the Georgia Beverage Association asking that his office no longer carry Coca-Cola products.
“Given Coca-Cola’s decision to give in to the pressure of an out-of-control cancellation culture, we respectfully request that all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately,” the letter reads. “If Coca-Cola chooses to read the bill, share its true intentions, and accept its role in spreading falsehoods, we would appreciate a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”